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Nation’s longest-living Gold Star Mother honored in Big Lake

Big Lake High School and Big Lake Post & Unit 147 hosted a special event called Stellabration on Jan. 6, with a special appearance from the King himself, Elvis Presley.

Go to Patrol was better than base politics and cleaning latrines

Patrol was better than base politics and cleaning latrines

“If Russia invaded Europe, our mission was to hold the line for two weeks, but in reality, we had somewhere between two hours and two days before our unit would be overran."

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Vietnam Veterans Day to be honored at Forest Lake post

FOREST LAKE — American Legion Post 225 in Forest Lake is hosting its Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony for the 17th year.

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Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants tour Midwestern states

All concerts are free and open to the public though tickets are required.

Go to One of the final Tarawa veterans recalls battle from 80 years ago

One of the final Tarawa veterans recalls battle from 80 years ago

ALBERT LEA — On a hot November day 80 years ago, 21-year-old Pfc. Lupe Gasca found himself on the other side of the world, wading through a chest deep lagoon with Japanese bullets hitting the water to his left and right. Now 101 years old, the lifelong resident of Albert Lea recalls his involvement in one of the defining battles of World War II — the Battle of Tarawa.

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National HQ offers 3-year memberships

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 8,000 American Legion members have taken advantage of the new multiyear membership option for renewals and new joins. Ready to lock-in a three year membership before the national per-capita dues increase goes into effect? It’s easy. Here’s how:

Go to Meet Minnesota’s PTSD doctor

Meet Minnesota’s PTSD doctor

Socrates, the great founder of Western philosophy, served as a hoplite in the Athenian army in the Peloponnesian War — at the siege of Potidaea in 432 BC, assault on Delium in 424 BC and the defense of Amphipolis BC in 422 BC. Hoplites were foot soldiers armed with spears and shields, commonly fighting in close formation. They were the infantry.

Go to Is it easier to return from deployment on active duty or with National Guard?

Is it easier to return from deployment on active duty or with National Guard?

“The military was a good fit for me,” he said. “If you do a good job, people notice.”

Go to Book documents Post-9/11 veterans from Minnesota

Book documents Post-9/11 veterans from Minnesota

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Military & Veterans Museum has produced a new book documenting the stories of veterans from the Land of 10,000 Lakes who fought in the Global War on Terrorism.